Snow is unusual in the West Bank and they lack the infrastructure to handle it, so when it came, the city just stopped, and as if in unison, sunk into the playful nature of a small child. No one was immune. Streets became a community where a smile really meant “Can I play with you?” and a “Yes, please” was returned with a snowball to the head. - Continue reading atSmithsonian.com
A landscape infused with culture, smudged with rich colors, and sprinkled with beautiful people. Smithsonian’s multimedia intern Caroline Lacey recently traveled to the Middle East and captured these amazing photographs. Head over to her Tumblr to see more of her work.
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